Stefan in Rome,
Vatican as background
Alex and Jayne in Rome,
Angles Castle as background
Rom is a interesting, old city. One should
take at least a long weekend to visit it. It is worth
going all year round. One can't see everything in 3 or
4 days, by far not. Just the Vatican Museum takes a
full day, that is why we had to skip it.
We don't think that the summer is the best
time to visit, but rather the winter. Because then
there aren't as may tourists and it is not to hot to
walk through the city all day.
Guide book: Lonely
A flight from Cologne/Bonn is available (with a little
luck) from 39,- Euro, and the flight takes about 1 1/2
hours. The airport Rome-Fiumicino is quite far out of
the city, that's why we got a driver from the hotel to
pick us up for 33,- Euro. Train and bus would have
cost about 25,- Euro for two persons, and would have
taken much longer.
As in any other tourist town, one has to be aware of
pick pockets. Other than that, Rome is just as safe as
Hamburg, Berlin or Munich.
Rom is absolutely tourism oriented, meaning nearly
everybody speaks a decent English. So, language isn't